Students and parents at a historically black school in Mississippi are FURIOUS at First Lady Michelle Obama.
Michelle, who was scheduled to speak at the graduation ceremony, couldn’t attend after all… So Jackson State University had to change their graduation ceremony from April 30 to April 23.
Since the announcement was made, they have also changed the time, TWICE!
This is outrageous…
Jackson State University officials are making arrangements for First Lady Michelle Obama, who is scheduled to present the commencement address during the upcoming graduation ceremony.
We are so honored here at Jackson State to have been chosen for this honor, to actually host the first lady of the United States,” said Elayne Anthony, the dean of JSU’s School of Journalism and special commencement media adviser.
JSU officials changed the commencement date from April 30 to April 23 at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium to accommodate the first lady’s schedule.
Parent Diana Kimbrough said the university changed the time of graduation twice, which has caused problems for her family.
“We got notice 30 days out that it’s being changed to April 23,” Kimbrough said. “Initially it was going to be 8 a.m., then it changed to 10 a.m., then it changed to 3 p.m.”
Loretta A. Moore, JSU’s vice president for research and federal relations, said students will finish classes a week early because of the visit.
“Everyone is extremely excited about participating,” Moore said.
Kimbrough said the changes caused problems for more than 60 of her relatives, many of whom had plans to fly in to see her son graduate.
Michelle Obama never misses a chance to mess with the lives of ordinary Americans. Apparently, thousands of parents can be counted on to adjust their schedule to accommodate Queen Michelle.
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